Richard Cahan is a journalist who writes about photography, art and history. He worked for the Chicago Sun-Times
from 1983 to 1999, primarily serving as the paper’s picture editor. He
left to found and direct CITY 2000, a project that documented Chicago in
the year 2000. Since then, he has authored and co-authored more than a
dozen books, including Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows and Richard Nickel’s Chicago. He also works as a curator, creating photo and exhibitions at Chicago museums.
We discuss the new photo book co-authored by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II.